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3-87.

Using the statement below, identify where the slope of the function is positive, negative, and zero.

"The function increases from negative infinity until it reaches a peak at *x* = −4 then decreases until *x* = 1 where the graph turns and then increases until positive infinity." Homework Help ✎

When describing a function, how do the words 'increase' and 'decrease' connect with slope?